Friday, 16 January 2015


Jewellery and laptop among items stolen from house in Long Eaton  Police are appealing for information after burglars broke into a house in Long Eaton and stole items including jewellery and computer kit. The offenders broke into a house in Collingwood Road through a back door and searched the property. They stole items including a 9ct gold 14in curb chain, a variety of cufflinks, an Acer laptop computer, a Fujifilm digital camera and a baby’s pink knitted cardigan.

Travellers’ cheques were also taken in the burglary, which happened at about 9pm on Wednesday, December 31st. Witnesses or anyone who might have information on the offence should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 91/15. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

NEW YEARS DAY BURGLARYA burglary took place in Cavendish Road during the early hours of New Year's Day. Thieves gained entry by forcing a rear door and a handbag, Hewlett Packard laptop, Nintendo Wii, cash, keys, jacket, Xbox and a Ford Kia were stolen. Police later recovered the car in Humber Road, Long Eaton.

TV AND GAMES EQUIPMENT STOLENPolice are appealing for witnesses after a house was broken into in Ilkeston and electrical items were taken from inside. The offenders forced open a ground floor window at a house in Kingsway at about 3.10am on Saturday, January 10th. They searched the property and made off with a Samsung television, a Sony Playstation 3 games console and various games. Two men were seen running from the property by one of the residents, who had been woken up by the noise. Police investigating the offence want to hear from anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area around that time, or who might have been offered the goods for sale. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 1310/15. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Car parks in Long Eaton will be free for one hour in an effort to boost the town centre. The 60p one-hour charge has been abolished in Long Eaton’s town centre car parks on Claye Street, Gibb Street, Beaconsfield Street, Lawrence Street and the lower Town Hall.

Erewash Councillors have agreed to run the one-hour free parking as a pilot until Sunday, June 28th, in the town centre car parks and the scheme will replace the free 30-minute bays that have previously been available. Shoppers can park in any of the bays in the car parks offering the free parking at any time of the day but must obtain a ticket from the pay-and-display machine by pressing the green button. An expiry time will be printed on the ticket and this must be clearly displayed in the vehicle. Lead member for environment, Councillor Barbara Harrison said: "We are delighted to start the New Year with this very positive move that we know has already been welcomed by both traders and residents alike.Over the six months, we will be asking traders to help us monitor the impact and see if it does make a difference."